Even in darkness, you can find and create beauty and light. ✨ More Havasu Falls pictures on the blog today! 😊And a shout out to my girl @dreedree in the post! 😘
People do some crazy things to get the perfect photo.. Well hubby wanted some night shots of the spectacular Havasu Falls, so we walked out of the campsite and set up the tripod in the PITCH BLACK DARK out by the falls! 🙈
No one else was out here except us in this little canyon cove and I'm sure if something happened to us out here, my screams might be drowned out by the roaring waterfall and too far from the campgrounds for anyone to hear 🙊
But life continues to flow, even amidst the dark cloak of the night. The stars twinkle and smile as if they know the secrets of earth all too well. You can't help but give Nature her due respect here for this 100-ft beauty! 💦🌎🌙✨
We just got back from 3 days backpacking in the wilderness of Isle Royale National Park. It was one heck of a trip & I can't wait to share some highlights on my 'stories' tomorrow ✨
Oh & get this 🙉 Today @matthewhahnel & I were relaxing & waiting for our boat ride back to Copper Harbor. An older man came and sat down next to us & asked Matt if he had fun out there hiking. He then went on to ask if "the girl managed the hike"? I was literally sitting right there. Looking reasonably normal for having spent 3 days in the wilderness mind you... Matt was surprised but of course answered that I did well & that we are regular hikers. The man went on to say that most women wouldn't cope with such a challenge... I just sat there quietly but boy did I feel like setting him straight 😑
Photo above 🌼 Throwback to spring days in Yosemite National Park. I can't wait to get back there this fall!
Spent a beautiful afternoon on Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure ⚓️🐬⛵️✨Spotting the adorable porpoises, enjoying the evening sunshine, and admiring the gorgeous homes on Tybee Beach (including Sandra Bullocks!) @visittybee @visitsavannah #coastalliving#southern#dolphins#summer
The big 2 0 🎉 I decided to spend this birthday on my own in a place I have never been to. It was so damn refreshing and liberating. People find self love and independence in different ways and my favorite type happens to be in lil road trips like these.
What do you think about from the top of a mountain? Where the trees end and the rocks take over, where the scrawny goats scrounge for withering life, a bubble of ghostly air settles from the sky, the clouds float beside instead of above? #pplostinthought @passionpassport #tbt
“Tu tarea es descubrir tu mundo y luego entregarte a él con todo tu corazón” – Buddha 🌴💕 -
Dicen que cuando el mapache se presenta en nuestras vidas nos invita a buscar nuestro yo interior, re descubrirnos. Yo encontré uno bonito en mi lugar favorito. #tbt -
No hay iconos de mapache 😒
I learned a new word today: Pluviophile
a lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
I usually like rain and find much peace in it. However, this year we have gotten more than our fair share of rain. It's almost July but instead of some delicious summer weather, looks like we will be bracing for more rain! #whereissummer
Posting an old pic taken during a rainy day spent in beautiful Quebec City.
📍Quebec City, Quebec
"The heart can get really cold if all you've known is winter." - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I'm sure everyone is tired of seeing pictures of Iceland in their feeds, but I don't care! 🤷 It's a really lovely and magical place to visit if you ever get the chance. I can't put into words what sort of place Iceland is.
The moment when for best friends never "make" time for you, but "reserve" it. Reservations mean you have priority. Today is your special day @girlypals !! Have a very blessed birthday ever!! God's Abundant Love and Blessing be with you. Enjoy your special day with your mom and all your loved ones there. Enjoy Bandung!! See you next week!! 🎊🎉🎁🎈🎂
NEW BLOG, WHO DIS?! ✨✨ kinda exciting news i've just launched my personal travel and lifestyle blog ✨✨ plz check it out, I'd really appreciate it (link in my bio). i've completely separated my client photography work with personal life so for my photog portfolio you can still check out @cassieelmorephoto thanks for all the support and for everyone who pushed me to do this. love you guys 💛
A walk in the woods. 🌲🌲🌲🌲 After a week packed with horse trekking and some challenging hikes, it was nice to go on a light walk through the forest. Fun fact: whenever I set foot on a forest trail my mind immediately reverts to Bill Bryson's book, A Walk In The Woods, in which he attempts to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend Katz. It's har-har-hilarious if you enjoy dry humour and are amused by other people's misadventures. I'd probably also be a mess if I was set loose on a trail for months on end! 😂👣
Browsing old photos and came across this gem! It's already been three years since my first trip to Europe! I think this was Mykonos?! Just remember feeling like an old soul at the beach club. Left in under ten minutes 👵🏻
I captured this shot on my phone as I was being seated to my table 📷 love the clock inside the Musée d'Orsay which faces the left bank of the Seine 🕐 the museum was originally built in 1900 to be a train station but was closed in 1939 when its platforms became too small for the long trains of modern times 🚂 #paris#museedorsay#cafecampana#dametraveler#travelgirl#wearetravelgirls
My wanderlust is at all all-time high right now 🙈 Does it ever get better?! Lately I've been dreaming about returning to Nusa Penida 😍 The scooter ride up to this viewpoint was sketchy AF, but it was oh so worth it for this view 🙌🏼 #tbt#travelobsessed#takemeback#indo
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I moved back to Maui 4 years ago, with only a suitcase in hand. Adjusting back to island life from the big city life I had been living for the 5 years prior was hard at first. But now, I can't imagine it any other way! The jungle makes my heart sing, and my heart pounds with uncontrollable anticipation when I am close to the mountains of Maui! So, to commemorate my love for the jungle, my birthday shots had to be done in my favorite place on earth. 😊 thank you @simply.dot for these spectacular shots!
The migrant's homebound. The paradoxical inner debate of being rooted or being free; a perk and a curse. When I was a child I didn't think of being away from my city, my home, that "provincial" life. Then it changed when I completed my teenage years and I despised staying in the same place. I craved for "being out there", and so I sailed away. Life then brought me here, to Japan, as a legal alien, happy to live in a good country but always feels an outsider, despite of the fact that I share the Asian look (which apparently helps none), or speak (a little bit of) the language. I long for "home", when the lonely night strikes, but then I am widely awake to the fact that I am an outsider too in my own country (or if I am allowed to call it "my" country). I eventually arrived to the echoing soliloquy of "What is home"? But perhaps it has matured now to "Do we need to define home?" Perhaps I will never find the answer. Perhaps I will always live with the question and the longing haunting me. But perhaps, a "home" is just as good as an idea, that being a foreigner is not a sin, and to be rooted means to be bound to a relationship, a memory, or a value we treasure. And perhaps, they are more abstract than our physical expectation of home, but then they are the only reasons why a house, or a country, or a place is a home for us. #hinokijourney#stayandwander#passionpassport#sheisnotlost#liveauthentic
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